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  • Strathmore 200 Series Sequential Art Bristol

    Weight: 100 lb. (20" x 26" x 500 sheets) 270 g/m2

    Surface: Smooth

    Strathmore 200 Series Sequential art bristol is an economical, smooth bristol weight board printed with non-reproducible blue lines for comic and Manga applications.

    Printed surfaces for inner pages are available in sheets or pads. Printed cover surfaces available in 12 sheet packs.

  • Simon Young - "Heres comes Faithful" on Gemini Paper

    We were delighted to hear from Simon Young, who we interviewed recently. He sent us in his feedback on our Strathmore Gemini Paper.

    "I promised to share my first Watercolour on Strathmore Gemini paper.  You’ll see there are some alterations from the sketch I sent earlier.  I wanted to make the tug (Faithful) make more of a statement; to achieve this she had to be larger, thus changing the overall treatment of the composition. 

    I much enjoyed working on this quality paper, which was stretched beforehand; it was forgiving and allowed a number of alterations that probably would have been an issue with some other papers.  The rough texture was especially exciting to paint on and dealt with copious amounts of water to create the misty scene with ease.  In particular, the river foreground accepted 4 glazes and I suspect could have received more.  
    In sum, Gemini is a very versatile and fun paper to work with and I look forward to getting to know it better."

    Simon Young www.simonyoungart.com 

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    A Bird a Day...

    Christopher Durant is a popular artist on Facebook not least for his bird journals. A quick look at his page will reveal a lively engagement and love for our feathered friends. We recently got in touch with him, and found out that he loves the Strathmore 400 and 500 series! He is now a convert to our toned tan journal! We caught up with him and asked him a little about his work and what he is inspired by.

    Inca Tern

    1.So tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been an artist and what got you into it?

    Hello. Well I'm 27 years old, soon to be 28 and i have been drawing pretty much all my life. Ever since i was around 3 years old I was fascinated by many things and my ability to draw helped me understand things better. If I was passionate about something new or wanted to learn more, I would draw.
    I gave it up for a while after a teacher at secondary school did little to inspire me, and said I wouldn't achieve much if I ever ventured into an artistic related career. I am thankful I returned to what I love doing the most and I have been drawing for around 5 years now. I draw everyday and it's my main passion to improve my

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  • Paul Riley - youngest member of the RA to magazine favourite

    Paul Riley is a favourite among many artists who will read this, and is incredibly popular for his tutorials in magazines and books. We were delighted that he generously gave us some time to answer our questions. His passion for an interdisciplinary practice is inspiring, as is his vision for Coombe Farm Studios, which has bloomed into the wonderful arts centre that it is. His watercolours are light and full of grace, and he has an ease of manner that is compelling. 

    Waterhouse

      

    1. What an amazing career you’ve had? You were the youngest member of the RA at the time you exhibited in 1960, what a phenomenal achievement. Can you tell us a bit about what you exhibited and what it meant to you at the time and why in particular?

     I was 15 at the time and had been painting sometime. I would sketch in and around Richmond Surrey where I lived. I was interested in perspective and would compose imaginary images born from the sketches. The painting I submitted and was accepted by Royal Academy was called “Water Lane”. It was in fact half Water Lane and half the local cinema! Having the picture accepted was astonishing and caused a lot of publicity, much of it unwarranted and uncomfortable. However it's made

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  • Bursary Winner Reviews Strathmore Paper

    Duncan Thomas reviews the Strathmore Artist Papers he selected after winning the Artist Papers bursary at the Patchings Art Festival 2016.

    Strathmore 400 series Coloured Pencil Pad

    Black Labrador by Duncan Thomas using Strathmore 400 Series Coloured Pencil Pad

    I really like this paper. The name ‘Coloured Pencil’ is, in my view, unnecessarily prescriptive for a paper of such versatility and I nearly didn’t order it because of that. I don’t actually use coloured pencils. I use it for graphite and charcoal sketches and finished drawings (mainly portrait).

    I like it particularly because its lovely smooth surface allows the charcoal to be easily and sensitively removed with a rubber to define lighter toned areas and highlights (this is a ‘reductive’ technique that I am particularly fond of) . Despite its smoothness (there’s a complete absence of texture or tooth ) I have found that it takes the charcoal beautifully, and the very darkest values can be achieved with ease.

    This paper, almost to my surprise,

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  • Strathmore Hobbycraft Launch

    We are delighted to announce that - with the help of our sister company Creativity International Ltd - a selection of our most popular Strathmore products are now available to buy from selected Hobbycraft stores throughout the UK. Hobbycraft is the biggest arts and crafts retailer in the country so we truly believe that this partnership is a natural fit. The chosen products all come from the highly regarded 400 Series range and are made up from the following best sellers:

    • Toned Tan Sketch
    • Toned Grey Sketch
    • Watercolour
    • Marker
    • Coloured Pencil
    • Sketch
    • Drawing
    • Mixed Media
    • Coal Black Artagain

    At the moment these products are only available at the stores in Stockport, Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton, Havant, Crawley, Croydon, Woking, Reading and Watford. However, we are hoping to roll them out to more stores in the near future. If you do manage to purchase any of these products in store then please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you! 

  • Interview with Kim Taggart

    Kim Taggart blew us away with the work she created on our 500 Series paper depicting the beautiful and picturesque Kansas landscape. After seeing her work, we just had to take the opportunity to speak to her and gain an insight into her artistic style, inspirations and plans for the future. 

     

    First of all I’ve got to say that your work is incredible. How did you first get into art? Was it something you fell in love with at an early age or later on in life?

    Thank you, I appreciate it. My kindergarten teacher was the first to notice I had artistic ability. My parents just thought all kids drew like me. I skipped over the stick figure stage and dove right into flesh contours on my people. Art was always my favourite subject in school and I started private art lessons at age 9 with training in charcoal, pastel, watercolour, pen & ink and oil paint. A professor at a college in Olathe, Kansas took me in— Dr. James Dobson Sr.


    Receding Darkness by Kim Taggart

    Award-winning botanical artist in South Korea

    Michelle EunYoung Song won ArtistPapers Strathmore Bursary Award at The Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition 2017. Based in South Korea, we caught up with Michelle and found out that the Han River and nature holds such an important part of her inspiration in crating her magnificently detailed botanical art. 

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    cockscomb michelle eunyoung songCan you tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, what you do?

    I'm the botanical artist in Seoul, South Korea. My botanical art class is running in 'L'Atelier de Michelle' in Seoul.

     

    What got your started in art?  I began the botanical art as a hobby. 

     

    What got you into

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  • South-Korean Award-winning botanical artist

    Michelle EunYoung Song won ArtistPapers Strathmore Bursary Award at The Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition 2017. Based in South Korea, we caught up with Michelle and found out that the Han River and nature holds such an important part of her inspiration in crating her magnificently detailed botanical art. 

    banksia michelle eunyoung song
    cockscomb michelle eunyoung songCan you tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, what you do?

    I'm the botanical artist in Seoul, South Korea. My botanical art class is running in 'L'Atelier de Michelle' in Seoul.

     

    What got your started in art?  I began the botanical art as a hobby. 

     

    What got you into

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